The Cubano, an Authentic Cuban Sandwich

The Cubano, an Authentic Cuban Sandwich
The Cubano, an Authentic Cuban Sandwich
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The Cubano is a traditional Cuban recipe that will have your taste buds doing the happy dance. The ultimate sandwich made with marinated roast pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, and pickles.

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The Cubano, an Authentic Cuban Sandwich

Cuban Sandwich

Mike Gonzalez
A seemingly simple recipe with simple ingredients that is HUGE on flavor.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 6 people
Calories 620 kcal


  • 1 loaf Cuban bread
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard or to taste
  • 1 lbs roast pork Use my Pernil Recipe for this or use Pulled Pork or pork tenderloin
  • 1 lbs sliced ham glazed ham is great or your favorite deli ham
  • 4 oz Swiss cheese or more to your preference
  • 4 oz sliced dill pickles or to taste


  • Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Butter the bottom half with 2 tablespoon softened butter. Spread the mustard on the top half.
  • Layer the sandwich with roast pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese and dill pickles. Top the Cubano with the top bread slice.
  • Slather the remaining butter over both sides of the sandwich.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill the Cuban sandwich for 5-6 minutes per side, pressing it down very firmly with another pan or spatula to “press” it tightly, until warmed through and bread is nice and crispy.
  • Remove, slice and serve.


This recipe can serve 4 very hungry people, or 6-8 smaller sandwiches.
Grilling Note: You can also use a panini press to make this sandwich.
Keyword Ham, Sandwich
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